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Tuesday, 2019 Sep 03rd

What Would Ben Franklin Say?

Bob Stark loves portraying Dr. Ben Franklin.

He'll do so again Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Saline District Library in the Brecon Room, as part of the Saline Area Historical Society's educational series.

Stark can portray Ben Franklin as an historian, an inventor, Ms Silence Dogood, a delegate to the 2nd Continental Congress, Richard Sanders (Poor Richard's Almanac) or ambassador to France. With the many hats that Mr. Franklin wore, he was comfortable with prince or pauper.

Monday, 2019 Sep 02nd

RunTough Prices Increase After Sept. 6

What better way to honor Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month than by participating in a fundraiser for the most lethal form, brain cancer?

Now in its sixth year, the annual RunTough for ChadTough 5K and 1M Fun Run will take place Saturday, September 28th at Saline High School.  This family friendly event brings together runners and volunteers, both locally and across the country, to raise money for pediatric brain cancer in honor of Chad Carr, who at the age of 5 lost his battle to an inoperable brain tumor.

Community

Sunday, 2019 Sep 01st

John D. “Mac” McPherson, 87, of Saline, passed away peacefully on August 27, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

Mac was a man who enjoyed simple pleasures: the smile of a grandchild, fishing with a cold beer, a quick wit, slow BBQs, leisurely road trips along scenic byways, warm fires, and baking the best chocolate chip cookies around. He was a true gentleman and a man of deep faith who put his trust in God. He lived a full, humble, and generous life, and will be dearly missed.

Obituaries

Saturday, 2019 Aug 31st

It has been a great week at the 2019 fair!! Sunday, September 1 is Agriculture Day at the Saline Community Fair held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor- Saline Road. Agriculture Day is sponsored by The Andersons and starts off with Compact Tractor Pulling at 11 a.m.  The Taste of Ag will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Community

A 17-year-old Saline Township boy is missing and anyone with information about his location is urged to call police.

Robert Weaver, a student at Saline Alternative High School, was seen at the Saline District Library around 2 p.m., Wednesday, according to his mother, Amy.

Police & Fire

Friday, 2019 Aug 30th

Saturday, August 31 is Heroes’ Day/Family Day and the day is sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions.  Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighters and other nominated heroes will be admitted free all day with credentials. The Heroes’ Day program begins at 11 a.m. and will include a light lunch and entertainment provided by ABC Sisters. A Pedal Pull for both youth and adults will be held at 2 p.m. and the Antique Tractor Pull and Farm Stock Tractor Pull and Truck Pull starts off the grandstand events at 9 a.m.

Community

A three-hour stand-off ended peacefully Friday morning when a suspect agreed to exit a home on the 6300 block of West Michigan and turn himself into Pittsfield Police.

Police & Fire

Beating Chippewa Valley was going to be a tall order to begin with. Doing it without two senior starters who came out of the game early proved to be too much for Saline, who lost 35-21, to Chippewa Valley at Wayne State University’s Adams Field Thursday night.

Sports

Thursday, 2019 Aug 29th

It has been a great week at the fair so far so make plans now to join in the fair fun. When you are in the white exhibit building at the fair be sure to check out the great photos taken by Saline High School instructor Mr. Rodriguez’s Photography Class while on their educational field trip to the fair on August 28th

Community

Saline Farmers Market  vendor list for 8/31

LIVE music with The Native Heart 9am-noon

 

 

•Euphoric TreeFort- vegan, soy based geek culture candles in an assortment of unique scents 

•Lavender And Grace- Lavender plants as well as lavender infused oils and vinegars, body scrubs, soaking salts, lavender infused soaps and more! 

•Wielfaert Farm and Greenhouse- seasonal produce including zucchini, squash and more

MetroEHS Pediatric Therapy to Open MetroPrep Academy in September 2019

Family

One of Washtenaw County’s favorite barbecue joints is coming to Saline.

Business

Saline High School's team won the Ag Olympics at the Saline Community Fair Wednesday evening.

Thursday was Saline Schools Day at the Fair, which continues through this weekend at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds. And with school in session a week earlier this year, the school district decided to bring the Ag Olympics back to the fair.

"Historically, the first week of school always coincided with the week of the fair," Graden said.

On Wednesdays, students would have a half day of school, Graden recalled, and school buses would drop kids off at the fair.

Schools

Saline and Dexter battled to a scoreless tie in varsity soccer action at Hornet Stadium Wednesday.

Sam Herner made several stops in goal for the Hornets, who survived two late free kicks.

The Hornets return to action Tuesday at Rochester Adams.

Sports

Chippewa Valley defeated Saline, 40-14, in junior varsity football action at Saline High School Wednesday.

 

Sports

Wednesday, 2019 Aug 28th

A successful Saline Schools Day was held on Wednesday and many Saline Area students and programs were showcased in several different events. Introduced as the 2019-20 Saline Community Fair Ambassadors were Lee Blumenauer, Tess Carichner, Kaitlyn Higgins and Annie Rothfuss. The fair has greatly appreciated the partnership with the schools and the many staff and groups who have worked with the fairboard to bring new and renewed activities to the fair.

Community

What: Saline (11-2) vs Chippewa Valley (14-0)
When: 7 p.m., Thursday, Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic

Sports

This week, we wanted to focus on something we really love: group work! In the past, we have shared some opportunities in the area for various groups and group presentations. Mental health concerns can be scary and isolating, and even if we seek out treatment or reach out to friends and family, sometimes we can still feel pretty alone. In some of the darker times, like when dealing with grief or depression or the stress of parenting, we can feel like we’re drowning and no one around us can relate!

Here we are, in back to school season! Backpacks are packed full of new pencils and folders and everyone is feeling summer slip through their fingers. Stress is in the air! 

Every year, we try to focus many of our blogs on topics that are relevant for the time of year, in particular times that are challenging and full of change, like transitioning seasons or changes in school schedules. We do this because we know how change can make us feel - like whatever semblance of control we had is falling away! How can we nurture ourselves and our kids through transitions? 

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